Stocks helping Africa become world’s largest graphite producer

Africa is close to usurping China’s crown as the world’s largest graphite producer, with Aussie firms looming as a power behind the throne.

It’s a big realm.

Graphite is the single, largest component by weight in lithium-ion batteries, with electric vehicles requiring about 55kg of flake graphite for the anode – the negative electrode responsible for storing and releasing electrons during the charging and discharging process.

Graphite in Madagascar

The island country off the southeastern coast of Africa is likely to double its production of graphite in the next six years, thanks to new mining projects.

Tirupati Graphite PLC (LON:TGR) is a fully integrated specialist graphite and graphene producer, with operations in Madagascar and India. The Company is delivering on this strategy by being fully integrated from mine to graphene. Its global multi-location operations include primary mining and processing in Madagascar, hi-tech graphite processing in India to produce specialty graphite, and a state-of-art graphene and technology R&D center to be established in India. 

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